David McDonald has been with OSI Group his entire career. He joined the company immediately after college and began work as an intern for Sheldon Lavin. David was a perfect fit for the organization. His humble beginnings matched the history of the organization. OSI Group began as a family owned company in the early nineteen-hundreds. Otto Kolschowsky was its founder. Otto ran the business with his sons and eventually passed on the legacy to his children. The company grew to a national level due to a partnership formed with the McDonald’s Corporation. David McDonald knows what it is like to rise from a small place in the world. He grew up on a farm in Iowa and attended Iowa State University. David majored in animal science and is a dedicated alumni of his Alma mater. He joined OSI Group when it was going through tremendous growth.
The company had recently built a state-of-the-art meat processing plant in order to support its number one client, the McDonald’s Corporation. It was also beginning to conduct international business. OSI was venturing into the Pacific Rim and Central America. It joined forces with K & K Foods, which led to the creation of the OSI Asia-Pacific division. David McDonald quickly embraced the change at OSI. He understood that the company was committed to growth and that he needed to be able to adjust. The company sustains its momentum by hiring employees that can be trusted. OSI Group is also a privately owned organization and is able to make moves that public firms cannot.
McDonald has been at the forefront of several major acquisitions that have boosted OSI’s standing in the food manufacturing industry. OSI Industries Australia is a subsidiary of OSI Group LLC. OSI Industries Australia partnered with Turi Foods. Turi Foods is a leading food manufacturer in the country of Australia. It has several plants operating in the area and supplies a variety of food service businesses. The move is one of many that McDonald has supervised. Tyson Foods was also acquired under David McDonald’s leadership. The purchase of the Tyson Food facilities kept hundreds of workers from unemployment. The business deal provided a smooth transition for long-term Tyson Foods employees. Many workers were offered positions directly with the OSI team.